Kobalt Cordless Electric Pole Saw Recall [US & Canada]


Kobalt Cordless Electric Pole Saw Recall [US & Canada]

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US FlagCanada FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., a Shanghai, China establishment, recalls an estimated total 106,520 Kobalt branded Cordless Electric Pole Saws sold exclusively at Lowe’s Stores (approximately 106,400 in the US and approximately 120 in Canada) from the American and Canadian marketplaces due to the reported failure of the power switch to halt the device’s cutting blades and consequential risks of laceration, amputation, bone fracture and property damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/3QmI30rdEiZ; HCSC: http://ht.ly/32jl30rdEjh

Direct US link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Kobalt-Cordless-Electric-Pole-Saws-Sold-Exclusively-at-Lowes-Stores-Recalled-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard-Distributed-by-Hongkong-Sun-Rise-Trading

Direct Canada link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73723r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Kobalt branded 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-Inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws manufactured from January 2017 through February 2019, as follows:

  • Pole Saws sold by US Lowe’s Stores:
    • Kobalt 49 volt 2.5AH Pole Saws, sold with an item number of 796791
    • Kobalt 40 volt Pole Saw Bare Tools, sold with an item number of 1083769
    • Kobalt 40 volt Pole Hedge Saw Combo Kits, sold with an item number of 970801
    • SOS Kobalt 40 volt Pole Saws, sold with an item number of 812419
    • SOS Kobalt 40 volt Pole Saws (tool only), sold with an item number of 812424
  • Pole Saws sold by Canadian Lowe’s Stores:
    • Kobalt 40 volt Pole Saws (tool only), sold with an item number of 832431

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Electric Pole Saws can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the Electric Pole Saws can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Hongkong Sun Rise Trading has received sixty-five (65) reports of the switch contacts welding, causing the Pole Saws to remain in the “on” position with blades in motion. As of the date of this notification, no injuries have been reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Electric Pole Saws, please do not use it. Instead, kindly contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat laceration, amputation and/or bone fracture.

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If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 1-855-378-8826 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Friday to Sunday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.greenworkstools.com and click on the “Important Safety Notice” link for more information.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Electric Pole Saws, please search for “pole saws” or more generically, “hardware” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Amputation hazards, please search for “amputation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading, please search for “Hongkong Sun Rise” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Lowe’s Stores brand, please search for “Lowe’s” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 20-192
HCSC ID number: RA-73723
Recalls Direct RIN: 13598-2020
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